The site for substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion professionals and volunteers.

Home » Comment Requests: WA State Opioid Grant and Response Plan - due Monday, June 25, 2018

Comment Requests: WA State Opioid Grant and Response Plan - due Monday, June 25, 2018

Prevention Partners,

We need to hear from the Prevention Field!  Please take advantage of this opportunity to provide input on 2 very important items listed below. It is critical that Prevention input, feedback, and ideas are included.  This Plan is used to direct the statewide work and efforts as well as resources for addressing the opioid issues in our state. Please pass forward to others in the prevention field. 

1. Opioid Grant proposal – Stakeholder survey. We will begin evaluating responses noon Monday June 25, 2018. 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently announced that they are accepting applications for the fiscal year 2018 State Opioid Response Grants. 

The Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) is interested in feedback from our stakeholders. Please take a moment to complete our online survey and share it with people who may want to weigh in within your stakeholder group.

SAMHSA’s State Opioid Response program aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to medication assisted treatment using the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose-related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities for opioid use disorder (including prescription opioids, heroin, and illicit fentanyl and fentanyl analogs). 

For additional information, please refer to the Funding Opportunity announcement (FoA) [] and our State Opioid Plan [State_Opioid_Plan_Draft_2018.docx].

We appreciate your feedback as we work together to address the opioid crisis in our state.


2. The State Opioid Response Plan.  Responses are due by 5 PM, Monday June 25th! Please be sure to provide your feedback directly to DOH using the contact information below. Please see email request below for the Department of Health.

Your feedback is requested on the Opioid Response Workgroup’s draft of the Washington State Opioid Response Plan.

Comments must be received by 5pm Monday, June 25.

The Washington State Opioid Response Plan is updated annually to align with evolution of the opioid epidemic, changing scientific evidence, new policies implemented by the legislature, and new activities supported by state and federal funding. 

The plan outlines the goals, strategies and actions that state agencies are implementing or planning to implement in the near future. The four priority goals are:

  1. Prevent opioid misuse and abuse
  2. Identify and treat opioid use disorder
  3. Reduce morbidity and mortality from opioid use disorder
  4. Use data and information to detect opioid misuse/abuse, monitor morbidity and mortality, and evaluate interventions

To provide feedback or for more information please contract or visit

Thank you for your participation in this effort.

Old NID: